EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nick Ward had 22 points and Matt McQuaid scored a season-high 18, leading No. 9 Michigan State to a 79-55 win over Minnesota on Saturday. The Spartans (19-5, 10-3 Big Ten) ended a three-game losing streak, their longest skid in two years. The Golden GophersRead More →

Zach Parise scored the tiebreaking power-play goal against his former team early in the second period and the visiting Minnesota Wild stopped a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils Saturday afternoon. Feb 9, 2019; Newark, NJ, USA; Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11)Read More →

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ottey had 13 points and scored the winning layup with 26 seconds left as Illinois-Chicago beat IUPUI 76-75 on Saturday. After Ottey’s basket, the Jaguars had one shot blocked and missed two more on their final possession. Michael Diggins and Tarkus Ferguson added 12 points apieceRead More →

The NCAA Tournament selection committee brought a little bit of March Madness to February on Saturday during the  “NCAA March Madness Bracket Preview” on CBS. Bracketology The chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir, revealed the committee’s current top 16 teams and howRead More →

WASHINGTON — Kamar Baldwin had 18 points as Butler narrowly beat Georgetown 73-69 on Saturday. Jordan Tucker had 15 points for Butler (14-10, 5-6 Big East Conference). Paul Jorgensen added 12 points. Nate Fowler had three assists for the visitors. Mac McClung had 21 points for the Hoyas (15-9, 5-6).Read More →

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Teenager Kelly Sildaru of Estonia is quickly making up for lost time in her return from a knee injury, winning the women’s ski halfpipe competition at the world championships. With a big final run Saturday, Sildaru surpassed Cassie Sharpe of Canada for gold. American BritaRead More →

NBA Eastern Conference power rankings: Sixers rise after Tobias Harris trade originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com It’s time for a post-trade deadline Eastern Conference power rankings. Let’s get right into it:  1. Bucks (41-13) Last week: 1 The Bucks still have the best record in the East and made a big moveRead More →

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — PJ Washington scored 23 points, Keldon Johnson added 13 and No. 5 Kentucky held on to beat Mississippi State 71-67 on Saturday. Kentucky (20-3, 9-1 Southeastern Conference) has won 10 straight games since losing to Alabama in its conference opener on Jan. 5. The Wildcats hadRead More →

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Napheesa Collier tied a season-high with 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds on Saturday, leading No. 5 UConn to a 109-74 rout of Temple. Collier, who had 30 points in a win over the Owls last month, recorded her 12th double-double of the season and 36thRead More →

In a massive blow to the UFC 234 card, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will have to bow out of the main event due to a “severe abdominal injury requiring emergency surgery” suffered the night before his fight against Kevin Gastelum, the UFC announced Saturday. With Whittaker out, Anderson Silva’s long-awaitedRead More →

MIAMI (AP) — The outfield grass at Marlins Park was a worn-out mess on Saturday, with those who arrived for the team’s annual FanFest being greeted by signs reminding them that the turf will be replaced soon. When it comes to the Marlins, many things are a work in progress.Read More →

Free agent infielder Brett Lawrie is returning to the professional baseball circuit on a minor league contract with the Brewers, per an Instagram announcement on Saturday. While the signing has yet to be formally announced, Robert Murray of The Athletic says the deal comes with a club option for 2020Read More →